Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Scoping Summary Report Now Available

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June 04, 2012 8:51 PM

As some of you who commented during the public scoping period regarding the Greater Sage-Grouse know, the BLM recently announced its Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Scoping Summary Report.  It covers both the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin Regions. The document is now available for public viewing at: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse.html Of particular interest to the OHV community is the paragraph on Recreation and Travel Management found in Category 8 of the Scoping Summary:

Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Scoping Summary Report Now Available

Dear BRC members and supporters,

As some of you who commented during the public scoping period regarding the Greater Sage-Grouse know, the BLM recently announced its Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Scoping Summary Report.  It covers both the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin Regions.

The document is now available for public viewing at:
http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse.html

Of particular interest to the OHV community is the paragraph on Recreation and Travel Management found in Category 8 of the Scoping Summary:

Category 8: Recreation and Travel Management

No distinct subcategories were identified for comments related to travel and
recreation management. Comments were primarily concerned with access to
BLM and Forest Service lands. Most commenters were concerned that access
or activities would be limited by measures imposed for sage-grouse protection.
Other commenters were concerned about the impacts of recreational activities,
including but not limited to OHV use and recreational viewing of sage-grouse
leks, on sage-grouse populations.

The public's next opportunity to comment will be during the 90-day comment period for a draft EIS.  That is expected to occur January - March, 2013.

Thanks for your continued attention to this issue.

Don Amador
Western Representative
BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc.

 


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